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How to replace door hinge pin and bushings without a spring compr

Do not have a spring compression tool.

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Harbor Freight has the tool for $3.99. I just bought one last Friday and replaced my hinge pins this weekend on my 2000 Chevy Blazer. You have to get that tool. Online they are $15.00. Make sure you support the door before you take out the old pins. I just lowered the window, took rope and tied it to the garage rafters and was all set. have fun!

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Yes you do need a tool to compress the door spring

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The only door bushings I am aware of are the ones on the hinge pins. Correct? If not, please clarify what you mean.
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